WORLD OF INDUSTRY (WIN) concluded on 5 February in Istanbul with satisfied exhibitors reporting good business, according to the organizers. Not even unexpected winter weather could dampen the spirits of exhibitors, who indicated that they were satisfied with the business conducted with national as well as international trade visitors. A procession of "Sold" signs on machinery and tools continuously drew attention. Customers came from important Middle Eastern and North African such as Algeria, Iraq and the United Arab Emirates as well as Bulgaria, India and Russia. WIN was comprised of the fairs METAL WORKING, WELDING and SURFACE TREATMENT.
WIN hosted 927 exhibiting companies from 33 countries and 43,800 trade visitors. Although snowy conditions on the day before and the first day of the fair resulted in some cancelled flights, the percentage of international visitors increased 7.5% compared to 2011, far exceeding expectations. WIN Part 1 also hosted 30 buying delegations from 19 cities in Turkey who came to WIN for the latest technologies.
WIN Part 2 will take place from 29 March to 1 April 2012 at the Tüyap exhibition center in Istanbul. WIN Part 2 comprises the international trade fairs OTOMASYON (industrial automation), ELECTROTECH (energy, electrical engineering and electronics), HYDRAULIC & PNEUMATIC (fluid power technology), and MATERIALS HANDLING (intralogistics and transport).